Author Archives: Carmi Cimicata

Wishing You A Wonderful Holiday With Betsy John!

“While I take inspiration from the past, I live for the future.” R Reagan We associate this quote with our cofounder and family matriarch Betsy John.  Betsy continues to inspire us and this “ninety-something” lady influenced a very special portrait … Continue reading

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Beaded Dragon’s Back – Spectacular New Project PDF

                          Delica bead lovers will thoroughly enjoy this new project designed by Debra!  This is an intermediate level project, so it is sure to inspire!

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Wood, Tassels and Crystals

Just a few more ideas for your wood beads!

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Holiday Ideas from Swarovski – Free Projects PDF

Excited to share a new resource from Swarovski.  Take a look at all their ideas for the Holiday season.  The link to the 2017 Christmas projects is here. The link to all the 2017 Christmas projects is here.

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Bracelet made using PRECIOSA Candy™

We have a tutorial which uses two different sizes of PRECIOSA Candy™. You can make yourself a luxurious and lovely bracelet. The range of pressed glass beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand includes the two-hole PRECIOSA Candy™ cabochon with a round base. It … Continue reading

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Candied Almonds Bracelet Step by Step PDF

Sewn bracelet made using PRECIOSA Twin™ and PRECIOSA Tee™ beads.  Designer: Helena Chmelíková. Free project PDF for this bracelet linked here. Choose the now traditional and popular PRECIOSA Twin™ bead and the unusually shaped PRECIOSA Tee™ bead from the extensive range of PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™. Be inspired by the … Continue reading

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The Next Great Gadget Contest!

About John Bead John Bead Corporation has been sourcing and distributing beads, tools and jewelry components from around the world for over sixty years. We enjoy developing innovative new products for the DIY jewelry making community. Contest Idea Do you … Continue reading

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Crafty Kits Are Here!

Sewing Kits Crochet Kits Knitting Kits

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Swarovski Halloween Inspiration and Step by Steps!

Leave it to Swarovski to design some stunning Halloween projects!  We have attached a PDF (end of post) which will provide you with instructions to make all of these pieces! The Swarovski Halloween 2017 instructions PDF is linked here.

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Skulls and Crosses

Skulls and crosses are featured on clothing and jewelry all year round.  They are recognizable symbols associated with many different types of groups. For this necklace designed by Dana Bickram, she featured two unique items from our catalog. This antique … Continue reading

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